The Peaky Blinders

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The Peaky Blinders

The Peaky Blinders were one of a group of criminal gangs also known as ‘Sloggers’ in the back streets of Birmingham after the First World War. These gangs were led by vicious and astute leaders including Thomas Shelby and Billy Kimber who fought with London gangs particularly the Sabini gang for control of the racecourse betting. 

These gangs have become the basis of the acclaimed TV Peaky Blinders drama.

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